International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Counselling the Stigmatized: A Panacea for Rejecting Self-Degradation While Promoting Self-Attainment
Barr. (Mrs) Mary L. Effiong Ph.D; Prof. Danieli. Denga

This study investigated selected variables such as socioeconomic status and self-concept which have apparently influenced the stigmatized who require counselling as a panacea for rejecting self-degradation but promoting self-attainment in Akwa Ibom State.The researcher adopted an ex-post factor design to elicit responses from a sample of 1500 (25%) of a population of 6010 civil servants in Akwa Ibom State. A purposive sample was affected since the stigmatized were obviously identified. Two null hypotheses were postulated and tested after the research. Questions were asked about the extent to which stigmatization has degraded civil servants.It was found out that: Self-concept significantly influenced the self-attainment of the stigmatized. Socio economic status significantly influenced the self-attainment of the stigmatized.

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